Table of Contents: Philadelphia Magazine
If the tanking of the real estate market has taught us anything, it’s that a house isn’t an investment. It’s a home — a place to retreat to at the end of the day, to raise your kids and hang with your friends, to build your life around and become part of a larger community. So, what are the best places to call home around Philly? Here, our guide to some great neighborhoods worth discovering … or rediscovering
By Lauren McCutcheon & Christine Speer
Both movies and travel have the power to transport us away from it all, and right now, who doesn’t need to duck out of the day-to-day? So just in time for the Oscars (March 7th!), we’ve taken inspiration from seven film favorites and planned seven fabulous trips — to destinations near and far — to help you sidestep reality. Popcorn optional
Most families squabble, but few do it quite like Philadelphia’s Perelmans. In a legal clash that includes allegations of stealing and duplicity, son Jeffrey is pitted against his tycoon father Raymond and his starlet-marrying, headline-grabbing brother Ron. One thing’s for sure: Thanksgiving at the Perelman house will never be the same
Whether he’s suing big corporations in disaster cases or Saudi Arabia over 9/11, Steve Cozen has built his career siding with the underdog. Now, with his hands in both casino deals, has the ultimate outsider become the quintessential insider?
Most families squabble, but few do it quite like Philadelphia’s Perelmans. In a legal clash that includes allegations of stealing and duplicity, son Jeffrey is pitted against his tycoon father Raymond and his starlet-marrying, headline-grabbing brother Ron. One thing’s for sure: Thanksgiving at the Perelman house will never be the same.
THEY ARE USUALLY hidden in plain sight. They happen stealthily, incrementally, noticed by only a few. And when the rest of us finally understand...
The Philadelphia filmmaker’s latest, Precious, is nominated for six Oscars
Watch out, Pat’s, Geno’s, Steve’s and Jim’s. A new woman on the block wants to bust up the cheesesteak boys’ club
After deals and political connections brought pro soccer to Pennsylvania, hopes are high for the Philadelphia Union. But how much can a sport really do?
Clothes make the man — but not the teenager anymore, apparently.
Dining, Food & Wine
The historic Cresheim Cottage has a tasty new Latin flair.
Burgers, tattoos, and pirates come together at this Bryn Mawr eatery.
What: The pub at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods. (Yes, drinking in a supermarket. Two cheers for progress!) Date opened: January 12th. The vibe:...
Saffron Main Line/Ambler For months, eastern Main Line moms have been buzzing about Bala Cynwyd Indian BYOB Saffron, and now Amblerites can get in...
Wine finds a new place in our effervescent cocktail scene
Green Eggs Café East Passyunk In a perfect city, every other block would have a modern luncheonette like this sunny spot, where the coffee is...
As winter slows to a crawl, we happily embrace the command: Eat your vegetables! We crave crisp. We crave green. We crave new. And yet we’re...
Portuguese cooking gets soulful in Northern Liberties
Can Sampan convince us that we need more Asian fusion?
What you’re cooking for the James Beard dinner on the 23rd: Food that represents Mémé. A lot of chefs from a casual setting will...
Shopping & Style
All the stellar brands of boots that Old City’s J. Karma carries — from these vintage-inspired Simone Fryes (regularly $329) to sleek...
New Natural Healing Spa offers everything from hair services to hot-stone massages in an ample space. But it’s the infrared sauna that caught...
Just when you thought Pilates purist Brie Neff and her studio, Equilibrium, couldn’t get any better, they did. A move down the street means...
Rittenhouse is the newest home for a casual, NY-based shop
This season, what’s waiting for you inside Philly’s boutiques will sweep you out of fall’s tough, dark embrace and into the light....
Not all things in Philly are going digital
Medford resident, former Eagle, current NFL analyst on ESPN
Much as we love toting the tots to the Please Touch Museum, the place can be a lot of work. At this newly expanded Chestnut Hill playhouse, things are...
The actress — and her voice — swoop into town for Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, opening March 19th
Seems like everyone is talking about Ed Snider these days. Not only has the Comcast-Spectacor honcho been spied with former flame Roseanne Martin, but...
An exhibit at the Betsy Ross House shows the flag-maker in a new light
Can a website lure retailers to the city?
We checked in with local librarians to see who's borrowing what, permanently
Everyone’s a freaking critic
Longtime Inquirer TV-columnist-turned-Penn-instructor Gail Shister says she had the perfect name for her class on late-night and prime-time TV and TV news
The Inquirer’s next-biggest problem
The dynamo point guard, game-saver and senior team co-captain of Villanova’s powerhouse basketball squad
Top Doctor Michael Cirgilano shares whether or not it’s okay to blame your springtime sniffles on the change in weather
How to get local, farm-fresh produce all summer long — without pulling a single weed
Team Philly’s physical therapist Brandi Feinberg shares how to eliminate pesky running pains for good
Whether you want a mini-vacay, a long time away, or a quick local pick-me-up, travel editor Christine Speer has rounded up ten great spots that’ll make you feel amazing — and your skin look even better
We’ve got our eye on the covetable, reversible designs of this local handbag maven.
Our latest batch of reasons to get out there and shop.
Home editor Lauren McCutcheon is going to cover her house in eco-chic color.
Travel editor Christy Speer wants to stop and smell the flowers
Our latest batch of reasons to get out there and shop
Here’s a sneak peek into how the magic happens
Racing guru Ross Martinson on everything from why Broad Street is the best race for beginners to what to do if you miss a day of training
See why health and fitness editor (and running-phobe) Jenna Bergen decided to join the ranks of Philly’s most iconic race
Katie Cavuto Boyle offers up a green-themed St. Patty’s Day breakfast that tastes so good you (and the kids) will forget it’s good for you, too
A Top Dentist clues us in on why you should see your dentist before raising a glass of this traditional drink on St. Patty’s day
Our latest batch of reasons to get out there and shop.
A Main Line artist lets you hang some Philly on your walls
Our style-savvy editors hit the streets to scout the latest fashions
For the travel story, click here. For a planning Q&A, see below.Monday, January 18There’s an elephant staring right at us. It’s only...